|Central coordinates||54o 0.00' West 61o 12.00' South|
|IBA criteria||A4ii, A4iii|
|Altitude||0 - 500m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Site description Clarence Island is the easternmost of the South Shetland Islands, lying 30 km east of Elephant Island. Fur Seal Point (also referred to as Fur Seal Beach) lies mid-way along the eastern coast of Clarence Island, to the northwest of Sugarloaf Island.
Information on the environment at this site is not available. There are no research stations in the near vicinity, the closest being around 260 km to the southwest, on King George Island.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Chinstrap Penguin Pygoscelis antarcticus||breeding||1977||70,450 breeding pairs||-||A4ii||Least Concern|
|Southern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialoides||breeding||1977||min 10,000 breeding pairs||-||A4ii||Least Concern|
|A4iii Species group - seabirds||breeding||1977||min 80,500 breeding pairs||-||A4iii|
Other biodiversity None known.
Protection status None
References South Orkney Islands
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fur Seal Point, Clarence Island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014
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